JHSGH 2022 Annual Meeting. Abe Ribicoff grew up in New Britain and first entered state politics in 1938 and was elected governor in 1954. An early backer of John Kennedy, he served in the Cabinet as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and then spent 18 years in the Senate.Read More →

March 29, 2022 “A Synagogue Takes Root in the Farmington Valley”   The building of a Jewish community in the Farmington Valley started in 1961 when two couples searched through the area phone book to locate other Jewish families. From this humble beginning, the Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation-Emek Shalom establishedRead More →

Collecting Your Pandemic Memories As we mark two years from the official start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’d like to collect your reflections on what the past two years have been like in our local Jewish community. See if you can write a “six-word memoir” to capture an experience thatRead More →

Author Judy Bolton-Fasman discusses her memoir, named for her childhood home on Asylum Avenue home in West Hartford. The book recounts her search for answers about her family’s mysterious past, including questions about how her vibrant, Cuban-born Sephardic mother and staid, Yale-educated, patriotic father came together. In her quest forRead More →

A panel shares reflections on Jewish life in Bloomfield, moderated by Rabbi Debra Cantor. Panelists: Steve Aronson, David Baram, Michael Cohen, Miriam Fleishman, Sheila Frankel, Henriette Herzfeld, and Sydney Schulman will share reflections on the Jewish history of Bloomfield, memories of growing up in town, and aspects of synagogue andRead More →